Obama Administration Will Seek to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban

Attorney General Eric Holder today said the Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban and a ban on "cop killer" bullets.

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters."

BRAVO! I am a progressive Democrat who is a gun owner. I believe in the right to bear arms.  However, I can't figure out why someone would have the need for automatic assault weapons.  They should be banned. If anyone feels the need to shoot an automatic assault weapon, join the military. They have plenty of them and are actually using them in Iraq and Afghanistan! M-60 Machine Guns were a blast to fire!

JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
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3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

Ummm...automatic assault weapons are already banned. It requires a special license to own one, which is extremely diffcult to obtain. What the liberal left wants to ban are SEMI automatic weapons that look like, but are significantly different from fully automatic versions used in the military. They would also like to ban high capacity magazines (probably those in excess of 10 rounds) - however, the state of NY just banned magazines of more than 7 rounds.

What issue will an assault weapon's ban solve? Will it stop violent criminals from killing? No...criminals don't really care about laws...it's what makes them criminals to begin with Will it stop nut cases from committing mass murder? Of course not. Those crazy enough to commit mass murder, do not consider the law. Besides...how do the vast majority of mass murders end? With the killer taking their own life. Do you honestly believe that these mass murders, who plan to kill themselves once the police show up, actually care about gun laws?

Remember Columbine? It occurred during when the assault weapons ban was in place from 1994 - 2004. It didn't save those students. Assault weapons were not used in the most recent killings in Connecticut - unless you plan on defining an assault weapon as any semi-automatic rifle or pistol containing 10+ rounds or 7+ rounds, etc.

But it is always this way with progressives and liberals. Making decisions based on emotions or feelings. Your only point in this whole argument is that you don't understand why anyone would need an assault weapon - therefore they should be banned. Do you realize how dangeous that sort of thinking is? Do you realize there are progressives in YOUR party that believe that no one needs to make more than $500,000 a year, and therefore believe salary caps should be in place. Or the whole idea of taxing the rich, because it's fair - it doesn't come close to solving the problem that our government spends too much money.

I'd also like to mention it was Eric Holder behind operation Fast and Furious...the selling fully automatic weapons to members of drug cartels as a method of tracking these criminals. Except that the tracking devices were removed from the weapons which were then used to kill hundreds of innocent Mexican civilians.

The worst mass murderers in the history of the world have been governments. The thing they all have in common...they ensured they had disarmed the public first. The assault weapons ban is merely smoke screen. It makes no one safer from criminals or nut cases. It only takes guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. This is just step one of a much larger agenda. The Progessives want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment, but they cannot do it all at once, so instead, the chip away at it, little by little until there is nothing left.

I was in error when I said the shooter did not use an assault weapon in reference the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Apparently, the shooter used an AR-15 in the massacre. I made the assumption he used a handgun based on witness testimony that he shot the children "execution style." Just the thought of that makes me sick to my stomach. Apologies for getting the facts wrong. It doesn't change my position on the assault weapons ban, however.

Well its an opinon. Unfortunately it is one founded on emotion and lacks any real effect on crime.

Some say Obama is a Marxist. I dont know if the man is a Marxist but I think banning so called Assault Weapons is a power grab.

If you really were a Liberal you would have read the "Federalist Papers" and understood the need for the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment as they contain literally the thoughts of our Nations Founding Fathers.

God bless President Obama.